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NANS gives MTN, DSTV other South African companies 48hours to leave Nigeria

The National Association of Nigerian Students (NANS) has given 48 hours ultimatum to all South African companies in Nigeria to relocate over the xenophobic attacks on Nigerians in South Africa. The students gave the ultimatum at a peaceful demonstration at ...

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Astronomers discover 7 Earth-like planets that hold potential for life

Astronomers have found a nearby solar system with seven Earth-sized planets, three of which circle their parent star at the right distance for liquid surface water, bolstering the prospect of discovering extraterrestrial life, research published on Wednesday showed. The star, ...

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Osinbajo wants Nigeria, U.S. to deepen existing relationship

The time has come for both Nigeria and the United States to deepen the long-standing relationship between the countries based on mutual trust, according to Nigeria’s Acting President Yemi Osinbajo. Mr. Osinbajo, a law professor, spoke earlier on Wednesday at ...

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German professor and his aide kidnapped, two others killed by gunmen in Kaduna

Gunmen suspected to be kidnappers yesterday killed two persons at Jenjela, Kagarko Local Government of Kaduna State. A German archaeologist, Prof. Peter Breunij and his aide, Johannes Buringer, were also kidnapped. Prof Breunij is the leader of a four-man team ...

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Security agents have killed 150 Biafra protesters, many still held – Amnesty

A report released on Wednesday, by human rights body, Amnesty International says at least 150 pro-Biafra protesters have been killed by security operatives in the south-eastern part of the country, while many others are still being held incommunicado. “In south-east ...

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APC prays for PDP to put its house in order

The All Progressives Congress (APC) has prayed that the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) resolved its leadership crisis soon to enable it take up responsibility as a viable opposition. In a statement by its National Publicity Secretary, Mallam Bolaji Abdullahi, in ...

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Plane crashes into shopping mall, kills 5

A pilot and four American passengers were killed just before 8am on Tuesday when a small plane crashed into the roof of a shopping mall after taking off from an airfield outside Melbourne, Australia’s second-largest city. The twin-turboprop Beechcraft King ...

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Algerian president develops acute bronchitis hours to receiving German chancellor

German chancellor Angela Merkel’s visit to Algeria was postponed on Monday after Algerian President Abdelaziz Bouteflika suffered a bout of “acute bronchitis”. The visit was postponed because of the “temporary unavailability” of Bouteflika, according to a statement. Merkel was due ...

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100,000 people facing starvation in South Sudan – UN

Three UN agencies said on Monday declared famine in parts of South Sudan. According to the UN Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO), the UN children’s fund UNICEF and the World Food Programme (WFP) said no fewer than 100,000 people are ...

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US worried by summary execution of civilians in DRC

The U.S. Government has expressed deep concern over a video footage showing armed forces of the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) allegedly carrying out summary execution of civilians in the country. The U.S. Department of State, in a statement issued ...

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